About the bill
Could legislation modeled after a successful Secret Service program to protect the president against threats also work to stop mass shootings?
After President Ronald Reagan was shot and almost killed in 1981, the Secret Service developed a process called Behavioral Threat Assessment and Management to better identify and nullify threats before they could act. A _USA Today _op-ed noted, “After the threat assessment methodology was created and put into use, no one has come close to killing a president.”
Many in both parties are now asking: if it’s proven so effective, why can’t the same system be implemented nationwide to help combat the epidemic of mass shootings?
What the legislation does
The Threat Assessment, Prevention, and Safety (TAPS) Act would implement Behavioral Threat Assessment and Management across ...
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Texas's 36th congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Jan 29, 2019
Length: 23 pages
What legislators are saying
“Babin Reintroduces TAPS Act to Protect Communities and Schools from Violence”
— Rep. Brian Babin [R-TX36] (Sponsor) on Jan 31, 2019
“Upton cosponsors Threat Assessment, Prevention, and Safety (TAPS) Act”
— Rep. Fred Upton [R-MI6] (Co-sponsor) on Nov 15, 2019
Aug 10, 2018
Earlier Version — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 6664 (115th).
Jan 29, 2019
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